The Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a 9 month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 23, 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally-funded research program in basic research associated with nutrition and prevention of human chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques and a multidisciplinary approach in genetics, epigenetics, metabolomics, and microbiome research. In addition, the successful candidate will direct doctoral and master’s student research, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching programs within the department. The selected applicant will have a balanced research and teaching appointment.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nutrition or a closely related field and be outstanding research scientists for their current rank. Applicants for Associate Professor Position are required to have an established track record of external funding as well as a strong record of publication in recognized journals. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Excellent communication skills and commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students is vital.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
October 15, 2017 or until an acceptable candidate is identified.
Please send a current (signed) curriculum vita, representative publications, official transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references (include mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address), and a cover letter describing the candidate's strengths, accomplishments, and future research plans to: ejobs.umd.edu (Position #: 103715).